Good River Steelhead Fishing

Steelhead fishing is good right now in the Lake Michigan tributaries. The Root River and Milwaukee River are both producing some nice fish. Water temps were in the 45-47 degree range for most of the weekend. Water levels are low and clear at the moment, making fish spooky. Stealth is key to success, and your best chance of hooking up is going to be on your 1st or 2nd cast into an area.

It appears to be a quality over quantity game at the moment. There’s some really nice fish in the 8-15+ pound range, but not high numbers. The next decent rain should bring up a big run of new fish.

Orange egg patterns were the most productive for me, but other anglers were catching fish on the usual baits.

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